Accentuate The Positive

Universal Music GmbH
Release date
24 Apr 2006
Running length
11 tracks
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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Cold Duck 3:45 15,740
2 The Nearness Of You 3:43 6,974
3 I'm Beginning To See The Light 4:04 4,114
4 My Foolish Heart 5:32 11,423
5 Midnight Sun 6:00 5,086
6 Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive 4:02 3,214
7 Betty Bebop's Song 4:16 3,299
8 Waltz For Debby 4:43 3,788
9 Groovin' High 4:11 3,642
10 Lotus 5:11 3,705
11 Scootcha-Booty 4:25 2,673

About this album

Al Jarreau’s style bridges Jon Hendricks’s vocalese and Bobby McFerrin’s incredible flights of fancy. This CD, with Diana Krall’s rhythm section—guitarist Anthony Wilson, drummer Peter Erskine, and bassist Christian McBride—should please fans of albums like Jarreau’s phenomenal 1977 live LP, Look to the Rainbow. look to the rainbow’s “I’m Beginning To See The Light” is illuminated by Larry Goldings’s down-home Hammond organ, while I’m Beginning To See The Light’s “Midnight Sun” bops with hip-hop-friendly rim shots. Jarreau’s tenor tones curve with saxophonic dexterity and pulse with percussive precision, especially on Dizzy Gillespie’s “Groovin’ High,” where he slyly drops in a few words from the old show tune, “Whispering.” —Eugene Holley, Jr.

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  • Frenchytj

    As long you have not heard Al Jarreau at one of his numerous"live" concerts,let me tell you this:Al's got a"big one" like an elephant's heart! My wife and me, we had there twice the pleasure...

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